The Data Justice Hub is an initiative that provides students, community organizations, and teachers with access to data to help rectify damage. This digital tool is designed to train the next generation of agents of change based on social justice and data. The Data Collection and Analysis Unit has access to various data sets from all over Los Angeles County, such as births and deaths. The simplified admission process focuses on understanding clients' needs and finding the right program for them, whether it's a supplemental nutrition assistance program or a mental health services program.
The winter shelter program dashboard provides information on the average occupancy at each winter shelter in the city and county of Los Angeles. These programs offer affordable housing, job training, food programs, and more. In addition to the open source examples that appear on the Featured Examples tab, there are other resources and readings available to help people better understand how data can be misused and how it can be used to empower communities. Through its Built for Zero partnership with Tableau Software, Community Solutions, a non-profit organization based in New York, helps communities collect and visualize real-time data on the homeless population and housing stock to make decisions.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), for example, has collected and visualized data on homeless people from different groups of homeless people, including adults, families, veterans, and youth. LAHSA has also launched an online outreach portal for the homeless in Los Angeles County that allows community members to report homeless people who need help. This site will present digital and data-driven projects that address justice for communities in Los Angeles. The Zillow Community Pillar program helps people with poor credit and financial histories find a home through landlords who are willing to relax some selection criteria, such as credit history, unemployment, and lack of references.
DCA Unit Reports, OHAE Publications, Epidemiology Unit Reports, Health Evaluation Unit Reports, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reports are also available. Second, homelessness in the United States primarily affects urban communities, and about 82 percent of the homeless population lives in urban areas. We hope that this site will provide you with resources to enact a data justice law for vulnerable communities in Los Angeles.